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MacBook Air (2022)VS
Aorus 5
$2,399New
$2,359Out of stock
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Key differences

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General Use

9.4
MacBook Air (2022)
Aorus 5
7.5
The Apple MacBook Air (2022) is excellent for general use, while the Gigabyte Aorus 5 is good.

Gaming and 3D

7.1
MacBook Air (2022)
Aorus 5
7.9
The Gigabyte Aorus 5 and Apple MacBook Air (2022) are both good for gaming and 3D, though the Gigabyte Aorus 5 is somewhat better.

Performance

7.7
MacBook Air (2022)
Aorus 5
8.4
General use
3D
Engineering and design
The Gigabyte Aorus 5 performs better than the Apple MacBook Air (2022) for gaming and 3D, and engineering and design.

Screen Quality

7.6
MacBook Air (2022)
Aorus 5
8.0
General use
Gaming and 3D
Design and engineering
The Apple MacBook Air has a better screen than the Gigabyte Aorus 5 for general use, and engineering and design, while the Gigabyte Aorus 5 has a better screen for gaming and 3D.

Battery

15.0 Hours
MacBook Air (2022)
Aorus 5
5.0 Hours
The Apple MacBook Air has 15 hours of battery life. The Gigabyte Aorus 5 has 5 hours of battery life.

Portability

Excellent
MacBook Air (2022)
Aorus 5
Fair
13.6in
SIZE
15.6in
2.7 lbs
WEIGHT
5.0 lbs
0.4in
THICKNESS
1.0in
The Apple MacBook Air (2022) has excellent portability, while the Gigabyte Aorus 5 has only fair portability.
The most portable laptops are small, thin, and light.

Build Quality

10.0
MacBook Air (2022)
Aorus 5
7.4
The Apple MacBook Air (2022) has the best build quality, while the Gigabyte Aorus 5 has good build quality.
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Key similarities

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Engineering and Design

8.1
MacBook Air (2022)
Aorus 5
8.3
The Gigabyte Aorus 5 and Apple MacBook Air (2022) are both very good for engineering and design.

Cost

$2,399
MacBook Air (2022)
Aorus 5
$2,359
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$2,500

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$3,500

$4,000

The Apple MacBook Air (2022) has a price of $2,399 and the Gigabyte Aorus 5 costs $2,359.

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How the Apple MacBook Air (2022) and the Gigabyte Aorus 5 compare to other laptops

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Spec Comparison

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Apple MacBook Air (2022)Gigabyte Aorus 5
Apple MacBook Air (2022)Gigabyte Aorus 5

GENERAL

Price
$2,399
$2,359
Brand
AppleGigabyte
Release Date
January 07 2022January 06 2022
Operating System
MacOSWindows 11 Home
Overall Dimensions
12'' x 8.5'' x 0.44''14'' x 10'' x 1.08''
Weight
2.7 lbs5.07 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Apple M2Intel i7-12700H
Overall CPU Score
6.7/109.2/10
Graphics
M2 (10C) RTX 3070 (130 W)
Overall GPU Score
2.7/109.2/10
RAM
24 gb16 gb

SCREEN

Resolution
2560 x 16641920 x 1080
General Use Screen Score
8.1/107.8/10
Gaming and 3D Screen Score
6.9/108.6/10
Design and Engineering Screen Score
8.1/107.7/10
Diagonal Size
13.6"15.6"

PORTS & CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
03
USB-C ports
21
USB-C (Non-Thunderbolt)
00
USB-C Charging
YesNo
Display Outputs
13

BATTERY

Battery Life
15 hours5 hours
Battery Capacity
52.6 wh99 wh

OTHER HARDWARE

Webcam
1080p720p
Keyboard Quality Score
10/108.5/10
Fingerprint Reader
YesNo
Number Pad
NoYes
Backlit Keyboard
YesYes

RELIABILITY

Build Quality Score
10/107.4/10
Warranty Period
1 year1 year

Comparison summary

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Comparison Summary
Better BatteryApple MacBook Air (2022)
More portableApple MacBook Air (2022)
Better for GamingGigabyte Aorus 5
Better keyboardApple MacBook Air (2022)
Better for general useApple MacBook Air (2022)

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Apple MacBook Air (2022)

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Andreas Osthoff | July 2022
"The Apple MacBook Air M2 Entry is a very good, but too expensive daily MacBook. The new MacBook Air M2 is undoubtedly once again a very good mobile companion, but we are still a little bit disappointed on a very high level, which is definitely connected with the increased price point. The new chassis is extremely slim and the front edge is no problem during typing, but the bezels are pretty wide for a modern device and in addition with the vertical space required for the notch, the new Air has larger footprint than some Windows rivals."

Gigabyte Aorus 5

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Can Buy or Not

Vincent Chang | June 2022
"The Gigabyte Aorus 5 SE4 is a capable mainstream gaming notebook that will run the latest PC games with aplomb. However, it's not your stereotypical flashy gaming PC. Gigabyte has added some interesting tweaks. For example, the webcam placement and its Microsoft Azure AI tool — to automatically switch between power modes — are unusual for this genre. But more importantly, the pricing is fairly competitive and reasonable."

About Apple

Apple, an American technology company, is the world’s largest company in terms of market capitalization. Their MacBook laptops feature a slim, minimalistic design, class-leading battery life, and premium display and speaker quality. In 2020 Apple switched from using Intel processors to their own silicon chips which have excellent performance and efficiency. The macOS operating system is the second most widely used OS, after Windows.

About Gigabyte

Gigabyte is a Taiwanese computer hardware manufacturer. While Gigabyte mainly focuses its business on desktop hardware, Gigabyte is known for its value-oriented G series laptops, thin and light Aero series, and performance-oriented Aorus series. Gigabyte laptops offer a strong value proposition to compete with mainstream alternatives.

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